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Yeah, I have not done one of these since the start of the year. In the spirit of “better late than never”, “nothing beats a failure except a try”, and “try, try, try and try again”, I am giving it another go.
I am finally starting to conquer my health issues; the pain in my back is now almost completely gone, I have almost all the feeling back in my left leg, daily doses of bromelain are keeping my arthritis and carpal tunnel in check, my blood pressure is almost normal and, while still not perfect, I am sleeping much better. It is amazing how much more energy one has when not in pain all the time. It is time to try and get back to this weekly project.
Additionally, I am going to change the format a bit. All too often I am ending up with more than one link per topic per week. While I shall still reference stuff I posted during the week, I am also going to use it to clean up my saved RSS folder. In other words, you will be getting extras.
The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):
Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
I have had a Mac G5 for about a year now. I call it my HackinTOS. I like having two 64-bit CPUs chugging away to edit audio. It has been a great beast but the Debian Squeeze on it has ended it’s support life. It is time to wipe it and upgrade. I know there are not too many of these machines around anymore but, based on the forum posts I have read, I imagine there are many who have had a “fun time” getting the machines to submit to Linux. I thought I might share how to do so. While I admit, I am a tad of a two-bit hack, I feel that I have some knowledge on this matter.
Before you do anything, back up all of your files. If you do install Debian as I describe below, you are going to be erasing and re-writing you hard drive.
In this post I will cover:
Getting my display to work with a Nividia GeForce 5200 Ultra graphics card
This post originally published on 26 May, 2005. It is not a very “green” story at present but I am publishing it again simply because of what it did for me. Matt Hartley picked it up at lockergnome.com, a site I later wrote for, and linkswarm.com also picked it up. The result was about a quarter million site visits per hour… so be careful what you ask for lest you fry your server.